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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Paramour  \Par"a*mour\,  n.  [F.  par  amour,  lit.,  by  or  with  love. 
  See  2d  {Par},  and  {Amour}.] 
  1.  A  lover,  of  either  sex;  a  wooer  or  a  mistress  (formerly  in 
  a  good  sense  now  only  in  a  bad  one);  one  who  takes  the 
  place  without  possessing  the  rights,  of  a  husband  or 
  wife;  --  used  of  a  man  or  a  woman. 
  The  seducer  appeared  with  dauntless  front, 
  accompanied  by  his  paramour  --Macaulay. 
  2.  Love;  gallantry.  [Obs.]  ``For  paramour  and  jollity.'' 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Paramour  \Par"a*mour`\,  Paramours  \Par"a*mours`\,  adv 
  By  or  with  love,  esp.  the  love  of  the  sexes;  --  sometimes 
  written  as  two  words  [Obs.] 
  For  par  amour,  I  loved  her  first  ere  thou.  --Chaucer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  woman's  lover  [syn:  {fancy  man}] 
  2:  a  woman  who  cohabits  with  an  important  man  [syn:  {concubine}, 
  {courtesan},  {doxy},  {odalisque}] 

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